Innovators: Press Releases

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CONNECTING THE DOTS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

by wade on February 18, 2015

(Ireland; 16 February 2015) A featured item on the agenda at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Jose, California was "The Atlantic Ocean: Our Unknown Treasure."  Read more.

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ENHANCING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES IN THE OFFSHORE

by wade on February 6, 2015

The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is pleased to announce a $4.9 million investment in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel to be stationed in St. John’s. The total cost to design, build and operate such a vessel over a 10-year period is estimated at more than $100 million which will be funded by Fugro GeoSurveys (FGI). RDC’s investment directly targets the research and development capabilities, equipment and operations of the vessel, which will be built and operated by Fugro GeoSurveys. Read more.

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MAJOR UPGRADE TO SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT ON RV CELTIC EXPLORER

by wade on February 5, 2015

(Oranmore, Co, Galway, Ireland; 05 Feb.2015)The Marine Institute of Ireland’s RV Celtic Explorer has been fitted with new hydrographic and geophysical sonar systems that will be used to map the deep Atlantic seafloor during the vessel's return voyage between Ireland and Newfoundland and Labrador in April and May of this year.  Read more.

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WOODS HOLE TO GET $5M TO HELP BUILD UNDERSEA ROBOTICS FACILITIES

by admin on January 18, 2015

(Woods Hole, Mass; 21 Dec 2014) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will get $5 million from the state to build new facilities to test robotic vehicles for undersea research. Officials say the five-year grant will help speed the development and deployment of new and existing maritime robotic technology to explore the world's oceans. Read more.

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NOAA PANEL TO GUIDE OCEAN EXPLORATION

by admin on November 20, 2014

(13 Nov. 2014) NOAA today announced the appointment of 13 members to a new federal Ocean Exploration Advisory Board that will provide guidance to NOAA and the nation on the exploration of our ocean.   Read more.